So a couple of people have over the years asked me, “Hey, how did you make that neat Cry mask?” And to make things easier for me and everyone else, I made this tutorial. :D
So these are all the things ya need -Things for papier maché (there are a lot of different ways, so just go with whatever works for you.) -Balloon -Scissor -A knife -Some random brushes -Paint -A pen -Varnish -Some stretch band or just something that you can use so the mask stays on yer face -Sandpaper -Newspaper
As stated before, there are different ways to make papier maché. You can buy it in powder form (like the bag in the picture), or you can make your own. I use wallpaper paste, but whatever works. :3
Rip (or cut) up the newspaper, blow up the balloon and then start applying layers. Make the base a little bigger than your face and don´t make it too thick or too thin. If it´s too thick, it´s gonna be hard to cut through later and you´ll be having trouble breathing in it. If it´s too thin, it´ll break. So try to hold a good balance.
The mask will take quite a while to dry (for me at least). But after that, put the mask on, mark where your eyes are and then cut out some circles with your knife. Take it easy so you don´t hurt yourself, I`ve done that way too many times. “>w>
Cut the edges and sandpaper the mask. This is a pretty important step, cause otherwise the mask will be wrinkly and that´ll look a little weird. (For reference, look at the top picture of this post. My old Cry mask and the MonoCry mask weren´t sandpapered.)
Time to paint. Put on some layers of white, then fix the eyes and the mouth. Then put some varnish on the mask. It´ll help a little against water and the paint will hold better. You can hotglue some fabric in the eye sockets, but that´s optional. Just make sure you´re able to see through them. I glued an antenna on as well, but again, optional. I do recommend putting something soft where the nose is, cause otherwise your nose will be squished. And that sucks. Last thing will be putting on your stretch band.
DONE! You now have your own Cry mask. This works for other kinds of masks as well, so go crazy. ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Hope this was helpful and if you have any questions, just ask. I´d be happy to help.
And if you use this tutorial, please post the result and tag me. Cause I wanna seee~
A couple of people have been asking how I do my lineart and if I could share any tips, soo after months of careful procrastination I finally did it :’D I hope this is actually helpful to some of you, and please let me know if anything is unclear or you have any questions!
Since I defs didn’t want to carve a real pumpkin to put on my head and get nasts pumpkin insides all over my hair I decided to paper mache one. Unfortunately there was no good tutorials anywhere so I will share my trial and error knowledge.
First I got some supplies: 1 Punch balloon (they’re rounder and larger they regular balloons), some paper mache stuff in a bag, cardboard, a glue gun, paint, sculpey clay, tape, some news paper and some water and flour mixed together.
I then put at least three - five paper mache layers of newspaper with flour water on the balloon. I also measured my head and left an opening at the bottom. (NOTE: Don’t put tape on the balloon and try to peel it off after you’re done paper macheing, RIP)
After that’s all dry I put glue gunned some cardboard onto it to give it some pumpkin like ridges.
Then I filled the gaps between the cardboard and the newspaper with the paper mache in a bag stuff. Wait for it to dry. (Note: Don’t pop balloon until the paper mache in a bag stuff is dry cause it holds a LOT of water and your paper mache project will sink, RIP) After that I popped the balloon and lightly dampened the top with a sponge and water until it was wet enough to slowly press down into more of a pumpkin shape.
After it’s all dry I taped a stem I made out of card board on the top and put another layer or two of newspaper mache over top.
More drying wait time (you can use your oven on the lowest setting to make it dry faster) then I sanded it down and cut out a face with an exacto blade.
I added a little bit of backing behind the face on the inside with the paper mache in a bag to give it more of a 3D look which wasn’t that noticeable but oh well, it kidna worked… After all that stuffs done I painted it all white otherwise the newsprint would bleed through and make my colours not as bright, I also added some sculpey clay to the brow area to give it some more emotion in which I used an iron to dry it with cause it was too late to put it in the oven with paint all over it (Note: Put clay on before painting).
I sprayed it with a sealer before painting colours on it cause I find acrylics do weird things sometimes. After it was all dry I begin to paint.
I also painted the inside a red and added a kinda head rest thing on the inside since when I pushed the top down it made an uncomfortable point at the top when putting it on your head. Then once it was all dry I sprayed it with some more sealer, added some cool stuff like stitches with some ribbon and blood which I used nail polish for a shiny effect and put in some lights which weren’t very effective when my head was in the pumpkin but that’s okay, it still looked cool.
Stuff for paper mache
Black (fake) leather
-make a base mask out of paper mache, allot of layers, and let it dry over night
-make ears out of craft foam, add another shitload of paper mache layers. Dry overnight
-put polyurethane foam on the place where you want the nose, do this in layers and let each layer dry so that you can move upwards.
-cut the foam in the right shape
-cover in another dosen of paper mache layers
- cut out the right shapes for the inside of the ears and an oval of the nose out of fake leather.
-glue the leather on the inside of the ears with a hot glue gun
-make two cuts on one side of the oval and stick the outside points to the middle woth glue to create nostrills. Glue on the place for the nose
(Things i still need to do:)
-cut out the eyes on the right place
-cut the mask in the right shape
-attach some belts or elastics to the mask to hold it on place
-use cling film and tape to make a pattern, not neccesary but maybe usefull
-cover the mask with fake fur
-add some teeth made out of fake nails
In this post I will try to show you (as clearly as possible) how I mask on Photoshop. Remember that it is just how I do it, and how I find it the easiest. However, there might be easier ways to do it… You just have to find the one you prefer! We will be cutting this screencap of Noora :
I’ve gotten quite a few questions about how I did the moss and vines on Onua, so I guess it’s about time I did a tutorial on it.
These are our main materials for today:
Milliput and Tamiya putty for sculpting the vines, sandpaper and my trusty poking stick for getting the finer details in the vines and smoothing them out, and of course brushes for painting. But more importantly we have:
Elmer’s glue and some fine sand! This stuff is to create the texture for the moss.
First we sculpt the vines on by making some putty snakes and laying them out in small branching patterns. Generally for something as small as a mask I don’t go too crazy on the branches, but depending on how big you want your vines to be you could go crazy. Remember though, the more branching you want on your vines, the smaller you’re going to have to sculpt them. After the initial vines are all dry, go back over with some sandpaper and a little more putty to smooth out all the seams. I use liquid putty to do this, but it can be done with the same putty you used to make the bulk of the vines, it just takes longer due to the drying time.
After you’re done putting the vines on, you can move on the the moss. Apply some glue to your mask, creating larger splotches surrounded by smaller ones to emulate patches of moss. I use Elmer’s glue because it’s cheap and dries pretty slowly, allowing it to be spread around a fair amount, or wiped off if I make a mistake. After you apply each patch of glue, pour some sand over the mask, making sure all the glue is covered in sand, and gently shake excess sand off the mask. Make sure to use a tray to keep things clean and so you can recover excess sand to use later.
For the moss we have three steps, an initial green base coat, a darker green wash to start to define the crevices of the moss, and a lighter green drybrushed onto the top to really make the moss pop. You can do the same thing with different colors as well to get different colors of moss, just keep to the middle base coat, dark wash, light drybrush formula.
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Work in progress photos of my Zacharie mask! The base is a pre made paper mask, which I cut apart, taped down paper to add cheek bones and a nose bridge, and paper mached. I then added caulk for texture. The teeth are strips of foam core and caulk. After I painted it, I glued squares of sheer black fabric behind the eyes and the mouth. Hope this is able to help someone!
Someone was wondering how I painted in the water effect on my latest mask, so I figured I’d make a quick tutorial on it. The process is surprisingly simple, it only takes three colors and two kinds of brush to pull off.
First off you want a nice base coat of your darker blue, then follow it up with your light blue making fairly squiggly lines in blob shapes.
You don’t have to worry about keeping a consistent weight to your strokes, since we’re looking for that fading effect anyway. After this you go back over the whole thing with your darker blue again, but watered down a bit. Again, no need to put on an even coat.
After this you go over with your light blue again and brighten up random areas of your lines, this time consistency is important, as you want the brighter areas to fade into the slightly darker light blue. I tend to favor intersections, but you can do whatever you feel most comfortable with.
Lastly (and you can honestly skip this step if you really want to, it’s pretty minor), take some watered down white and go back over the lightest areas on your lines to make them pop out a little bit more.
This is one of those effects where the hardest part is just the repetition of the pattern across a large area, put with a bit of patience you get some pretty decent looking water ripples.